Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Back from my travels

It has been a hectic few weeks for me. While I will be continuing to travel through December and January, nothing will rival the past few weeks.

My most recent trip included a chance to visit one of my favorite spots, Undercover Quilts, near Pike's Market in Seattle. I spent about an hour and a half browsing and chatting with owner, Linda Hitchcock. She has the greatest taste in fabrics for her store so I can just get roam the aisles studying the fabrics. I tried to be conservative in my purchasing this time as I am attempting to get the size of my stash under control. :) So, I purchased more half yards than yard pieces. Here's a photo of my purchases. I had Linda ship them home for me and they were waiting for me when I staggered in from a long day of flights delayed by weather (I got out of Seattle just as the serious snowflakes were starting to fall):
Most are for possible use in my next projects, except for those blues which I just couldn't resist. That piece in the bottom left is actually a grouping of fat quarters that I plan to use to experiment with the approach suggested in Rule-Breaking Quilts that I wrote about in my last entry. I promise to share my finished project.

As I mentioned, Undercover Quilts is near Pike's Market - a place I always enjoy visiting in Seattle. It is filled with tourists and there are wonderful seafood, flower and craft vendors in the market. While I was walking about, the sun broke through the clouds and I took a few photos of blue skies, harbor and skyscrapers.

1 comment:

  1. I love those fabrics -- can't wait to see what you do with them!